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Glanbia adds protein punch to hot drinks with heat stable & soluble hydrolyzed whey protein

Glanbia ProTherma for protein in hot drinks

With protein seeing continued interest from mainstream consumers, Glanbia Nutritionals has launched ProTherma: a hydrolyzed whey protein that can withstand high temperatures and therefore offer a protein punch in everyday hot beverages. 

Published: 19-Sep-2017

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security

A group of international scientists has identified the complex DNA sequence of Wild Emmer, which will open up an unparalleled opportunity to further the development of hardier, more productive strains of modern wheat.

Published: 04-Aug-2017

What's the future of farming? It can only be agroecology, says Farms of the Future

What's the future of farming? It can only be agroecology, says Farms of the Future

Think of agriculture of the future and you may conjure up images of hydroponic lettuces grown in underground, urban bunkers or massive-scale precision farming using satellites and drones. But for campaign group Farms of the Future, the future is, and can only be, agroecology.

Published: 01-Aug-2017

Desert King banks on plantations for sustainable supply of quillaja and yucca

Desert King banks on plantations for sustainable supply of quillaja and yucca

Investing in quillaja and yucca plantations, rather than relying on wild harvests, will guarantee a more sustainable supply of these natural foaming agents, says international supplier Desert King. 

Published: 18-Jul-2017

Does the future of sustainable eating lie in plant-meat blends?

Does the future of sustainable eating lie in plant-meat blends?

Could be the future of sustainable eating be plant and meat protein blends? We put the question to three experts at this year's IFT.  "There’s an untapped market there," says one R&D scientist at DuPont Nutrition & Health.

Published: 13-Jul-2017

DSM on bringing fermented stevia to Europe: 'There could be an advantage in being first'

DSM on bringing fermented stevia to Europe: 'There could be an advantage in being first'

DSM is seeking approval to sell fermented stevia in Europe. We caught up with the director of its stevia platform to discuss how it could be labelled, consumer acceptance and when it expects EFSA to give the green light.

Published: 11-Jul-2017

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Following Kerry Group's $220 million (€193m) investment into research and development (R&D) last year, what's next for ingredient innovation at the Irish company? We caught up with the firm's Chief Innovation Officer.

Published: 10-Jul-2017

‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth

‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth VP at IFT

FlavorHealth has found that most consumers will pick an indulgent beverage over a better-for-you option when given the choice, even when they say trends like sugar reduction are among their top health concerns. 

Published: 10-Jul-2017

Corbion's trans fat-free emulsifiers allow manufacturers to 're-engineer' cakes

Corbion's trans fat-free emulsifiers allow manufacturers to 're-engineer' cakes

"The conversion away from partially hydrogenated oils is really an opportunity to re-engineer cakes themselves," says Corbion as it launches SweetPro, a new line of trans fat-free emulsifiers that allow manufacturers to swap expensive bakery blends for commodity-based ingredients.

Published: 06-Jul-2017

VIDEO: Cargill R&D VP talks ‘processed’ food: ‘All food is made of chemicals’

Cargill R&D VP talks ‘processed’ food, EverSweet, at IFT 2017

To many consumers, ‘processed food’ is just another term for ‘junk food.’ It’s hard to define, but we know it when we see it (Twinkies). But do we know a ‘highly processed’ ingredient when we see it, and how much processing is too much? Elaine Watson caught up with Cargill’s VP R&D Dr Chris Mallett at the IFT Show to get his take.

Published: 06-Jul-2017

Introducing jackfruit: The next big thing in plant-based meat alternatives?

Introducing jackfruit: The next big thing in plant-based meat alternatives?

Eric Evans

vice president of food service and industrial ingredients - The Jackfruit Company.

High in fibre and sugar-free, the jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world with a fibrous texture that can be shredded, minced or pulled - and it's even cheaper than soy, says The Jackfruit Company.

Published: 30-Jun-2017

MycoTechnology to bring sugar-reducing mushroom extract to Europe with EFSA application

MycoTechnology to bring sugar-reducing mushroom extract to Europe with EFSA application

Alan D. Hahn

CEO and co-founder - MycoTechnology

How can mushrooms help reduce sugar and salt in food and drink? By blocking the bitter notes and cutting the need for masking agents. “It’s pretty exciting,” says the CEO of MycoTechnology as it prepares to bring ClearTaste to Europe.

Published: 29-Jun-2017

Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend among seniors: pladis

The biscuit category changed in Britain in 2016 amid consumer demand for healthier indulgences, Steve Gladwell, CMI director of pladis tells BakeryandSnacks.

Published: 28-Jun-2017

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has launched a new ingredient in its Danisco range for manufacturers to produce stable clean-label soy, almond and other plant-based drinks.

Published: 21-Jun-2017

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

With a recent European resolution calling for tariffs and trade barriers against any palm oil linked to deforestation, Malaysia's minister for plantations and commodities warns: "We will react and respond accordingly to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil."

Published: 21-Jun-2017

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Dr Craig Rose

Managing Director - Seaweed and Co

Long considered a staple food in the Far East, seaweed and algae may finally be making gains in Europe with consumers eager to sample a nutritionally superior food with strong sustainable qualities.

Published: 24-May-2017

GEA sees rise in label-on-stick lollipops

GEA Aquarius BunchWrapper wrapping machine

Angelic van der Rijken,

product manager, - GEA Aquarius lollipop equipment,

GEA showcased its Aquarius BunchWrapper wrapping machine at Interpack which is fitted with labelers for placing labels inside a wrapping film and on a stick.

Published: 16-May-2017

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

Marco Gandini,

VP, head of bakery applications, - GEA

GEA debuted its Comas cupcake production line and Imaforni multi-zone tunnel oven for crackers, cakes, pies, biscuits and cookie manufacturing at Interpack.

Published: 15-May-2017

Treofan turns to phthalate-free packaging films and mineral oil barriers

Treofanphthalate-free packaging and mineral oil barriers

Jürgen Schischko

Technical service director - Treofan

Treofan has started to offer its customers phthalate-free packaging films on request using phthalate-free base polymers in the extrusion process.

Published: 11-May-2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Marcia Pires

polymer science researcher - Braskem

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if a product is unfit for consumption.

Published: 09-May-2017

Manning Impex ups Asian offering for UK market with seaweed snacks

Manning Impex ups Asian offering for UK market with seaweed snacks

UK-based importer and distributor Manning Impex has added Tao Kae Noi seaweed snacks to its Asian snack portfolio.

Published: 25-Apr-2017

UK cricket flour energy bar wins ife 2017 Sustainable Packaging Award

UK cricket flour energy bar wins ife 2017 Sustainable Packaging Award

Yumpa, a range of energy bars made with cricket flour, is the first of its kind in Europe to have an EU accredited fully compostable wrapper.

Published: 04-Apr-2017

Augmented reality: The ultimate hack in flavour perception?

Augmented reality: The ultimate hack in flavour perception?

Dr Katsunori Okajima

Professor - Yokohama National University

The use of augmented and virtual reality technologies to change the visual appearance of food and drink in real time could improve the diets of consumers.

Published: 28-Mar-2017

Tate & Lyle unveils upgraded innovation center

Tate & Lyle unveils upgraded innovation center

Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has unveiled its upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany. 

Published: 22-Mar-2017

Katjes International CFO: Sugar confectionery consumption in Europe may have reached its limits

Katjes CFO: Sugar confectionery consumption in Europe has peaked

Stephan Milde

CFO - Katjes International

Sugar confectionery consumption in Europe may have peaked, but a spike in Germany’s birthrate signals hope for the future, says Katjes International’s CFO.

Published: 15-Mar-2017

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